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Old Android devices at risk from automatically downloaded and executed malware

While observing the activity of several cybercriminal groups, Kaspersky Lab researchers have spotted unusual activity in a malicious script, on an infected website, which is putting Android users at risk.

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ATM is a New Skimmer: Crooks Bring ATMs on Their Side [WATCH]

A Russian-speaking Skimer group forces ATMs to assist them in stealing users money. Discovered in 2009, Skimer was the first malicious program to target ATMs. Seven years later, cybercriminals are reusing the malware: but both the crooks and the program have evolved, and this time they pose an even more advanced threat to banks and their customers around the globe.

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Ransom Aware: Kaspersky Lab detected a 14% increase in new ransomware modifications in Q1 2016

Ransomware has overtaken news about APT attacks to become the main topic of the quarter. According to Kaspersky Lab’s Q1 malware report, the company’s experts detected 2,900 new malware modifications during the quarter, an increase of 14 percent on the previous quarter.

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One-In-Ten Have Lost Money by Being Targeted Online

With the diversity and quantity of online financial threats increasing, recent research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has found that 48% of consumers have been targeted by scams designed to defraud and trick them into revealing sensitive and financial information for criminal gain. An alarming 11% have lost money as a result of being targeted online.

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Dangerous Online Habits: The Geography of Cyber Savviness

Kaspersky Lab has tested the cyber savviness of more than 18 thousand users worldwide to find out how they behave on the Internet and how risky their online habits are. The respondents were presented with a series of standard online situations that most users face, and a variety of answers to choose from.

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Kids Spend More Of Their Lives Online As They Grow Up

Kids today spend more of their lives online than offline, according to research carried out by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids & Youth. As kids grow older, offline activities tend to transfer to the online world.

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Kaspersky Lab experts discover why it’s so easy to make an ATM obey hacker commands

Almost any ATM in the world could be illegally accessed and jackpotted with or without the help of malware. According to research conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts, this is because of the widespread use of outdated and insecure software, mistakes in network configuration and a lack of physical security for critical parts of the ATM.

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Young Adults Most Likely to Lose a Phone, Making Them Top Targets for Mobile Hackers

In the past year, over one-in-four young Internet users have lost their devices (17%) or had their devices stolen (13%), with a third losing access to their online accounts, or suffering from a loss of data privacy as a result. According to the research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, young users lose devices more frequently than older adults.

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Online Data Sharing Wrecks Marriages and Careers

According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, people are still recklessly sharing private information over the Internet in risky situations. 28% of people share confidential data by accident and 16% willingly disclose secrets about themselves – despite the fact that information shared online can cost them a relationship or a job.

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Kaspersky Small Office Security Is the Leader in New AV-TEST Research under Windows 10

AV-TEST has evaluated 11 small business security solutions to find out, which provides the most effective security for Windows 10. According to the test results, Kaspersky Small Office Security took first place. The Kaspersky Lab solution excelled against the competition, gaining maximum scores in all three categories: protection, performance and usability.